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Re: PSA: publishing new WD of URL spec

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:18:01 -0400
Message-ID: <5411D949.7030607@mit.edu>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
On 9/11/14, 12:52 PM, Mark Baker wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:
>>> In which case the WHATWG version wouldn't be "canonical" anymore anyway.
>>
>> It would be for implementers.
>
> Only those implementers that can afford to staff a team to keep up
> with a moving target. That's not all potential implementers.

Mark, the options are to have a team do that or to have a team to 
reverse-engineer the other implementations.  Assuming you want to be 
interoperable with said implementations, of course.

Tracking a well-written spec is _usually_ simpler than 
reverse-engineering other implementations...

-Boris
Received on Thursday, 11 September 2014 17:18:27 UTC

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